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National Archives Sleepover

National Archives
Sat. Feb 1
A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Drum TAO 2020

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7
Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Strathmore
Sat. Feb 15
Tribute to the late David Bowie.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Folger Theatre
Jan. 22 – Mar. 1
Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Spotlights

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9

NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9
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